The legend of Gretchen’s Lock inspires the book | News, Sports, Jobs

EAST LIVERPOOL – East Liverpool business owner Brian K. Little develops his skills as he ages. After setting up a successful lawn mower repair service, he developed his inner artist.

Brian’s mother, Mildred, saw her son explore drawing, sculpting and knife making. Now Little can tell he’s a self-published author.

“What’s to do next, you know?” “ Mildred remarked.

Little celebrates the release of his book inspired by the legend of Gretchen’s Lock at Beaver Creek State Park. The book, titled “Gretchen”, tells about the adventures of childhood.

Little was inspired for the book by his vintage movie memorabilia which he watched every Sunday on the Disney Channel as he was growing up.

“I could see it as a movie and it developed from there”, Little explained how “Gretchen” mentally unfolded for him.

Little attributes his vision to “Gretchen” to his morning walks in the parks. I appreciate the serenity I find there. It’s so peaceful and that’s the calm of it. You are truly part of nature, ”he said.

Few hopes to pique interest in the parks and history of Beaver Creek. “I would love to see people take an interest in it and start going there and really giving it the honor and respect it deserves”, he said.

“Gretchen” can be purchased on Amazon as a paperback and e-book. “Gretchen” can also be found at area stores: Marty’s Family Discount Drug at 2249 Lisbon St., Mama’s Attic at 147 N. Market St., Alcatraz Body at 16136 OH-170, Killy’s Kauldron at 645 E ​​State St. and Slacks Antique Mall. Little also sells the book at Brian’s Lawn Mower Parts & Repair Inc., located at 16780 Annesley Road.

“Gretchen” gives an entertaining twist to the story of Gretchen’s Lock while providing a great story, according to Little. “I am doing a continuation of the story”, he said. “The main characters will continue their adventure.”

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